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MacBook Case Reviews

MacBook Case Reviews

You just got a shiny new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, lucky you.  I know it seems counterintuitive but we Speck MacBook Casebuy Apple products for their beauty and simplicity of design and the first thing we do is look for some case or cover to put them in or put on them

If you think about it how much of your life is stored on your laptop? So, if you leave it on the roof of your car and drive away you don’t want it to be damaged when it inevitably falls to the ground. Hopefully something like this  doesn’t happen to you.  One of the best things you can do to protect your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro is invest in a case or a sleeve for your new Mac. In this post I will be reviewing several MacBook Cases of all types and in all price ranges so there will be something for everyone and anyone.

Three Types Of Cases For Your MacBook

  • Hardshell Case
  • Sleeve
  • Backpack or Bag Type Case
  • Living Dangerously

If you look at this list the last item on the list is living dangerously and to me that is not really an option. Put simply you are walking around with a new MacBook that cost upwards of two thousand dollars in some cases not to mention the value of all the data that’s stored inside. If you think of what is on your laptop to me it’s pictures, it’s Topcase Rubberized Hard Casebusiness files, music everything. One of the first things you should buy as a new MacBook owner in my opinion is a Hardshell case. There are so many choices out there in the marketplace how do you really choose? There are lower end hardshell cases for people who just really want to carry their MacBook from their desk to the table in the kitchen at their house. So if you are that person you really don’t need that much protection so just getting one of the cheaper hardshell cases is fine for you. You are just trying to protect your MacBook from the occasional drop or bump but then there are people who are going to be taking their MacBook everywhere from work to every coffee shop in town.

MacBook Sleeves

MacBook Sleeves are a really great option for people who carry their MacBook around a lot. So if you are walking to and from your car or into different work sites or client sites then I would recommend getting a MacBook Sleeve. For a greater level of protection I would carry my MacBook in a Hardshell case in a Sleeve. This way your Mac is protected from harder drops from just carrying it around. Then when you do take it out of the sleeve you have the protection of the hardshell.

MacBook Sleeves I Recommend


Runetz Soft Sleeve Variation 11 13 15








Runetz Soft Sleeve Variation 11 13 15
Snugg Macbook Pro Retina 15-inch Leather Sleeve Case in 'Distressed' Brown

Snugg Macbook Pro Retina 15-inch Leather Sleeve Case in ‘Distressed’ Brown


Case Logic SSMA-313 Welded Sleeve for...


Case Logic SSMA-313 Welded Sleeve for MacBook

Backpacks or Bags For Your Macbook

If you are a student or someone who is always on the go with their MacBook you will definitely need a backpack or some type of padded bag for your MacBook as well as all of the other stuff you need to carry for work or school or just your life. One thing nice about Laptop bags and Mac bags in particular is in the old days of laptops they all came in one color black. So if you liked black that was great but if you had any sense of style or wanted something different too bad. That’s not the case anymore there are many styles and colors to choose from.

The Best Protection For Your MacBook

Truly the best protection for your MacBook is a hardcase put in a MacBook sleeve then when you are going place to place you put the sleeve in a backpack or padded bag that is actually made for a laptop. Which means it is made especially for your MacBook.

The Best Backpacks or bags For Your MacBook

Belkin Slim 15" Notebook Polyester Backpack, Black/Light Gray







Belkin Slim 15″ Notebook Polyester Backpack, Black/Light Gray

Brenthaven Collins Ultra-Padded Messenger Bag for 15.4-Inch Macbooks, Laptops and Ultrabooks, Grey (1906101)







Brenthaven Collins Ultra-Padded Messenger Bag for 15.4-Inch Macbooks, Laptops and Ultrabooks, Grey (1906101)

Thule Crossover TCBP-117 Backpack for 17-Inch Macbook/Pro/Air







Thule Crossover TCBP-117 Backpack for 17-Inch Macbook/Pro/Air

This is my list of the best choices for Cases Covers and Bags for your new Macbook. Any of the items on this list will serve you well. As for my personal setup that I use day to day.

I have a Speck hardcase in a Snugg Leather Sleeve and for carrying everything around I like the Belkin Slim 15″ Notebook Backpack. This setup works great on my bike around town or going to different worksites. Good luck to you with whatever you choose. Whatever you do Don’t live dangerously.


Best Electric Lawn Mowers Of The Year

Electric Lawn Mowers

Are you thinking of buyingGreenWorks 25292 40-Volt 4 Amp-Hour Lithium Ion 19-Inch Lawn Mowerg a new mower for your family this year? If so you really should consider an Electric Lawn Mower. There are a couple different types of Electric Lawn Mowers and then there are times when a gas mower would be a better choice for your family. I will show you how to choose between the different types of Electric Mowers on the Market and show you some highly rated mowers. As for me at first I was not convinced about the electric lawn mower. My friend showed me his Green Works 25292 rechargeable electric lawn mower and I have to say I was impressed. For him he simply bought it for the environmental benefits. But for me I like the environmental benefits but just how quiet it was and how well it actually cut my lawn. Even the taller grass needless to say I was impressed. Not to mention how easy this is to start compared to a gas mower. I can see something like this being perfect for people who are older or who just aren’t strong enough to pull start a mower. The other great thing about this mower was just the fact that I never had to buy gas for the mower again. You know the drill you get half the lawn mowed and run out of gas only to realize that there is none in the one gallon gas can. So you drive to the gas station to fill up with one gallon of gas only to drive back and pour most of it in your gas tank and save the rest for next time. With a rechargeable lawn mower there is no more running around for one gallon of gas. Gas is over.

How to Choose An Electric Lawn Mower

There are two types of electric lawn mowers on the market. There is the cordless Li-ion mowers that you simply recharge the batteries much like you do for a cordless drill or cordless saw. This is the type that I tested out. Some of these rechargeable mowers come with more than one battery so you can be mowing and charging the next battery at the same time. Then there is the corded type of electric lawn mower. These were the original electric lawn mowers. You basically plug it in and mow the lawn it works great. There is a bit of a trick to mowing with a corded mower in that you don’t want to be constantly moving your cord. So what my neighbor showed me is you simply mow away from the outlet in a design that allows you to not run over your cord. In this way cord management is a lot easier. I prefer the cordless electric mower just because it’s simple and I don’t have to have hundreds of feet of cord to pull around the yard with me. Not to mention I have to wind it up, at the end when I’m done mowing the lawn. There is also a time when you should just stick with a gas mower. If you really have a lot of lawn to mow say more than you can do in about 40 minutes then a rechargeable is not for you. You can go with a corded lawn mower but then you are pulling all that cord around the yard. So if you have a normal size yard up to about 12,000 square feet and let’s face it that’s a lot of lawn for most people today you can get by with either type of electric mower. Beyond that you should go for a gas mower.

Cordless Electric Mowers

Green Works G Max Mower





GreenWorks G-MAX Mower, 40V 4 AH Li-Ion Battery and Charger Inc


Black & Decker CM1936 19-Inch 36-Volt...





 WORX WG782 14-Inch 24-Volt Cordless Lawn Mower with IntelliCut by Worx


GreenWorks 25022 12 Amp 20-in 3-in-1 Electric Lawn Mower

Black & Decker LM175 18-Inch 6-1/2 amp Electric Mower






Black & Decker LM175 18-Inch 6-1/2 amp Electric Mower

So if you are looking for a new mower for your home you should really consider one of these electrics. As you can tell I am partial to the GreenWorks brand simply because I feel like they give a lot of value for the price. But any of these choices I feel will serve you well and help the environment along the way. That will make all of us a little better off if you don’t do it for the environmental benefits the best reason to do it is simply hey I don’t have to to the the gas station in the middle of mowing the lawn not to mention the sound is so much lower with an electric mower..